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SD quarter pounders for a jazz?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Duff_Man182, Oct 24, 2001.


  1. Duff_Man182

    Duff_Man182

    Jul 28, 2001
    Miami,Fl USA
    would the SD 1/4bers for a jazz sound the same as for a P. i love the sound u can get from them on a P but i have a jazz and wanna know if i can get the same sound...thanks
     
  2. lo-end

    lo-end

    Jun 15, 2001
    PA
    bassplayer mag didnt like them too much. they did say that they rule the studio though...

    they're probably good I guess but Ive never tried them.
     
  3. Duff_Man182

    Duff_Man182

    Jul 28, 2001
    Miami,Fl USA
    come on some1 must have tried them!
     
  4. Freakapotamus9

    Freakapotamus9

    Jun 20, 2001
    Nebraska
    ive played a pbass with a 1/4pounder in it. i thought it was pretty nice, i dont know if it would give you the j pup sound but still a nice pickup.

    well thats all my experience with them .... :(
     
  5. They wont sound just like a P, because the P pup reads a bigger "window" of string vibration. The 1/4 is like a junkyard dawg, mean and snarling. Put them in , install some Warwick Black Label strings, and you'll have a wicked punk machine.
     
  6. jwymore

    jwymore

    Jul 26, 2001
    Portland, OR
    Duff,

    The Jazz QP's are much the same as the P-bass QP in output and tone EQ. Lots of output and a scooped EQ with a lot of high end emphasis.

    Having said that, a Jazz is not a P and one will never sound like the other. Thr basic PUP's are designed the the same though. As was said above, they are good studio PUP's.
     
  7. Duff_Man182

    Duff_Man182

    Jul 28, 2001
    Miami,Fl USA
    sounds nice...i'm thinking of buying some...now which one? neck or bridge?
     
  8. jwymore

    jwymore

    Jul 26, 2001
    Portland, OR
    Because of their high output I would get them as a set. They will blow a stock PUP away completly in the output department. Besides, with the large pole pieces in the QP, they look funny when matched with a standard polepiece pickup. (Actually it makes the standard PUP look funny, I think the large poles look cool!!)
     
  9. This may not be of much help to you. But, I've got a SD 1/4# Jazz bridge pup in the brige position on my AmStd P-Bass. Yes, I hot-rodded it. I liked the bass and wanted a hot-rod P, couldn't see buying another bass, so.....

    Anyway, I've found that the bridge pup solo'ed has a very nice edge to it. When I team it up with the P pup, it makes the P Thump a little angrier. And, since I put a switch in, when I don't want the bridge pup in at all, I can switch it out.

    The 1/4# bridge is a nice, growly, edgy, pup that offers me a nice compromise to the P pup.